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The names of wisdom

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a critical edition and annotated translation of chapters 1-5 of Vilāsavajra's commentary on the Nāmasaṃgı̄ti, with introduction and textual notes
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The Nāmamantrārthāvalokinī ('An Explanation of the Meaning of the Namemantras') is an early, and major, commentary on the Nāmasaṃgīti ('The Chanting of Names'). Written by the eighth century Indian ācārya Vilāsavajra, it survives in the original Sanskrit and in Tibetan translation.

The Nāmasamgīti enumerates the 'Names' of Mañjuśrī, the Mahayana figure embodying wisdom, and it exerted a strong influence on liturgy, ritual and meditation in the la...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Oriental Studies
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Publication date:
1994
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Source identifiers:
602327144
Language:
Sanskrit, Tibetan, and English
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2013-10-23

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